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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 23rd September, 2020)

New houses

New houses
New "Town houses" accomodation under construction at the Wigan Pier Quarter 17th September 2020.

Photo: Dave (Oy)  (Nikon D850 : 24-70mm F/2.8 VR)
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Comment by: Derek Platt on 23rd September 2020 at 01:05

David, you always take excellent photos and from your vantage point for this one it seems you can also walk on water.

Comment by: Mick on 23rd September 2020 at 06:52

They look a lovely, I bet it will be nice sitting out on the balcony watching the activities going on on the canal.
Its nice to see that they have kept the old hand operated sluice gate winch on the canal side, I wonder if they are restoring the old tug boat and bring that back as well.

Comment by: DTease on 23rd September 2020 at 09:14

Square boxes with square windows! I bet the architect was up all night designing those.
Here was a chance to show some flair, some style, some quality and what have we got? More square boxes!

Comment by: George (Hindley) on 23rd September 2020 at 10:39

Mick said "They look a lovely,"

I didn't think you were Italian, Mick?

Comment by: PeterP on 23rd September 2020 at 11:00

They look like containers stacked on top of each other

Comment by: Angela on 23rd September 2020 at 12:00

Just short of £300,000 each I believe.

Comment by: irene roberts on 23rd September 2020 at 12:29

They look like they're built of Lego.

Comment by: TommyT on 23rd September 2020 at 12:35

Canal side cell block.

Comment by: XPat on 23rd September 2020 at 13:19

At least they’re are low maintenance with no dangerous cladding .
Hopefully they will last as long as the Lego brand . I wish the new owners every happiness in their new homes .

Comment by: James Hanson on 23rd September 2020 at 14:15

Angela says - Just short of £300,000 each I believe.

They won't sell at that price. Then the council will buy them and rent them out, to immigrants and they'll pay their rent for them. Like what they did with those expensive stone houses in Church Street, Orrell.

Comment by: Mick on 23rd September 2020 at 15:09

You can see these lovely houses being built on this video


Comment by: Kim on 23rd September 2020 at 17:56

Must definitely need to go to specsavers.They look awful.

Comment by: kenee on 23rd September 2020 at 18:52

What shall we do about the roof?
Let's have a flat one.
Isn't a flat roof prone to leaking?
Yes, but there isn't much rain in this location!

Comment by: Cyril on 23rd September 2020 at 19:16

I made a comment earlier but it must have got lost, I commented on those large stone slabs and was wondering if they was left behind from when Winnard's stonemasons was there.

Comment by: Ian Leatherbarrow on 24th September 2020 at 03:08

What a fantastic view of the deralict petrol station.

Comment by: Mick on 24th September 2020 at 06:48

Ive never heard of Winnard's stonemasons Cyril, I was thinking they might have been what the old canal tug boat was sat on

Comment by: Cyril on 24th September 2020 at 13:10

It closed in the 1970s Mick, much as everything else along there did when it all became derelict, it may not have been called Winnard's at that time though that is the only name I can find. according to the information from the website link below they built St James Church Poolstock along with many others. scroll down to Winnard, though the other names may well be of interest as may be the photo showing Springfield Hall in the background. http://springfieldparkmemorial.weebly.com/the-men-who-built-springfield-park.html

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